Crimson staff writer
Ellen S. Deng
Ellen S. Deng is the Blog Chair of the 149th Guard. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Why February, in fact, is the Emotional Trough of the Year
We thought February was going to be our month, or at least a good month. But now, here we are, and somehow, somewhere (here), February has taken a sharp knife and gutted us all like one of Red’s best catches.
Move Over Tatte, There's a New Cafe in Town
As much as we were tempted to gatekeep this treasured find, it didn’t work Faro Café’s bustling wood-white interior was just too cozy and welcoming to keep it a secret. It’s the perfect place for when you want to pretend that you have your life together and you did NOT spend 58 minutes in the CS office hours queue.
Trader Joe’s Can Fix Anything: Valentine’s Day Edition
We’ll cut right to the chase: Yes, sampling TJ snacks was in fact our only plan for Valentine’s Day evening, no, none of us had real dates for the good ol’ day of love, and no, we don’t need to keep talking about it.
What Your Coffee Order Says About You
Come find out what your choice of coffee says about you!
Quiz: How Snakey Are You?
Harvard is a jungle. There are squirrels, rats, and roaches — but most of all, our precious snakes. To all the line cutters and "let's grab a meal" ghosters with closets full of patagonias, this quiz is for you. Will you be exposed? Find out:
How to Slay Harvard-Yale When It's Not at Your Beloved Yale Bowl
Let’s be real. You’ve been planning your outfit since the last Harvard-Yale. You’ve been prepping your Liquid IV. You’ve had the route planned. It’s pretty easy to slay the biggest game day of the year when you’re vibing at your beloved Yale Bowl — but what about when you’re wandering around Cambridge, lost and drunk out of your mind, and someone tells you to “Roll Tasty Basty”? Yeah, that’s what I thought. We’re here to help.
So What Was a Harvard-Yale At Harvard Actually Like?
Harvard-Yale is happening this weekend. At Harvard. It’ll be a solid two days full of Jefe’s, muddy shoes, getting lost in Cambridge, touchdowns (hopefully), and “yuck fales”. Or so we think. Because the last time we had an actual Harvard Yale at Harvard was 2016. Between the stadium being under construction and a little global pandemic, it’s been a while since we’ve had a true Harvard-Yale experience on our home turf.
13.1 Things I Wish I Knew Before Running the Boston Half Marathon
In September 2022, I made the monumental decision to transcend my lowly status as a NARP by signing up for the Boston Half Marathon. Tired of people scootering around me, I decided I would in fact become the scooter itself — the scooter-ee would surpass the scooter.